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elections. protestors say that's not enough. in ukraine, a symbolic gesture. as protestors topple a statute of a hero. >>> and early venezuelan elections, as that country struggles. tonight the crisis deepens in thailand. the prime minister suddenly dissolves parliament and is calling for new elections. picture of thousands rallying in the capitol where it is 11:00 in the morning. opposition party resigns from conflict. and the conflict is not over yet. wayne hay has the latest. >>> there is no indication that the prime minister will dissolve parliament, that they will change their goals. those goals have in fact changed a bit over the past few weeks. at first they said they would accept house dissolution. that quickly changed into their goal being the removal of the regime, referring to the former prime minister who was ousted in 2006 and lives in self proclaimed compile. his sister is now prime minister. they say the government is corrupt, this current government is corrupt and only trying to serve the interests of the the former l prime minister. house dissolution was not going to be eno
currently by 1%. >> thailand will be facing early elections after the prime minister dissolves parliament or said she would do that. her decision came after the resigned enarty masse. what is the latest? morning. those protesters are continuing on their weight to the government house. nine separate protest marches and thousands of people come supporters of the democratic party, and the protest opposition leaders saying the fact that yingluck dissolved parliament and called for fresh elections, it is simply not enough. this is something we're watching closely. the protesters have called for an unelected council in favor of the democratic process. they're not happy with yingluck and her family. her brother was a former prime minister of thailand. yingluck had offered to hold a national referendum. it comes as the protest movement deepens. the violence is something both sides want to avoid. that is what we will be watching closely today as they make their way across the city. and terms of the scene on the ground, it is business as usual. traffic is moving better than it .ould on a normal wee
and the top stories, an early election but fails to put up tens of thousands of protesters trying to force her out of a job. >> live outside the office where the protest leader asked his followers to camp out overnight. >> reporter: french troops disarm fighters accused of hundreds of deaths in the african republic and we will be live if the capitol. breaking links with russia and think the time to stop blockading government buildings and worth more than its weight in gold, historic olympic metal shatters auction records. ♪ our top story on thailand prime minister called an early election to stop the political crisis that is gripping the country but has not stopped the tens of thousands of protesters who want to put her out of a job and say she is running a corrupt government on behalf of her bother and they are gathered outside of her office in the capitol of bangkok and they have flooding the streets of bangkok and began marching on the complex on the northern outskirts of bangkok at the government house. now at least nine marches started from different locations on the city on descending
dissolves parliament and calls for new elections. protesters topple a statue of former leader lennon in ukraine. they are calling on the government to break ties with russia and norm new ones with the e.u. >> and a day of prayer for nelson mandela. president obama and two former presidents expected to attend the memorial service for the late former president. >> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. as a power struggle grips thailand the prime minister calls for fresh elections. the thousands of protesters in the capital say it's not enough. wayne hay has the latest from bangkok. >> there's no indication from the anti-government protesters that the announcement from the prime minister yingluck shinawatra, that she will dissolve parliament. the goals have changed. they said they would accept the solution and the resignation of the prime minister. that changed into the goal being the removal of the thaksin shinawatra regime - referring to the former prime minister ousted in a coup in 2006 and lives in self-impressed exile. his cysister, yingluck shinawat is the prime ministe
the fact that the minister has called for snap elections to get reactions from bangkok french troops began to disarm fighters in the central african republic a country hit by an outburst of deadly sectarian violence and brought to break out during the football match in southern brazil. he's been raising concerns about safety for next year's world cup expert reading your post to thank anna molly home. first a sea of protesters on the streets of bangkok thailand's political saga continues this monday the country's embattled prime minister in what she wants has dissolved parliament and call for snap elections. but it's done little to calm the anger of demonstrators for weeks now people out on the streets calling for his resignation. she's accused of being under the influence of her brother. exiled former prime minister tax and housing tax is not wealth is in bangkok and he says protesters say that ministers concessions are too little too late. in terms of the protests to say they say this was not the final payment was on the road to victory for them than us the scene seems that coming through
. this is not so bad. >> we are also waiting for official results from india's state elections. the opposition has be seen at the big winner. beginnal state will counting today. paul's point to the national vote which must be held by may. let's have a look at the prospects of the trading week over there and what happened on friday as well. it was higher by about 0.3%. we could be building on that. a group of investors is said to be considering a bid for the qantas fleet. that would offer the struggling carrier a cash lifeline. let's find out more. is this proposal exactly? i am assuming it is going to be -- >> exactly. these are fairly common transactions in the airline industry. qantas already has a fair amount of its fleet sold, about 2.9 billion according to its latest reports. there is another 7.2 billion there. wooleyoup led by greg has been involved with qantas for a while. been in globally aviation asset management. he was involved with some of the group who was launching the 2007 takeover of qantas. .e has proposed to come forward that would offer qantas a good bit of cash upfront which is
's ruling congress party has suffered a bruising defeat in key state elections. it's lost three of four states after last week's vote. now it seems to be an even bigger battle for the congress party to cling to power in may national elections. >> reporter: opposition supporters celebrate on the streets of india. the results of state elections are in. the vote was seen as a test of the coalition government led by the congress party when prime minister singh. the congress party didn't do well. the bjp won many and retained seats. new delhi was the main prize. djp has the most seats over, but couldn't manage an overall majority. winning here sent a clear message to the whole country. the congress party has been in power in the state capital for 14 years. not anymore. the anti-corruption party won second place and will make it a hung administration. >> translator: people will win this time. i'm confident the country will improve. >> translator: congress has been in power for three consecutive terms. we can't ignore the anti-i am couple bent see factor is strong to topple the government. i i
are on track for elections in 2014. i want to mention another thing that was going on at this iiss conference i attended in bahrain. foreign ministers from egypt, qatar, the u.s. secretary of defense chuck hagel, they were talking about u.s. realignment, the realignment of the u.s. in the region. what that means for the gcc countries. as they look to shore up countries with trouble like egypt, the 15 to $20 billion they've invested, they're going to look to broaden their scope in terms of who they're going to be investing in and trying to make sure the gcc is a strong force in the region. >> we'll see what that does for investment attitudes. for now, hadley, thank you so much indeed for that. >>> we'll bring our attention to bio fuels. it could be set to rise after the eu canceled a vote. in october they called for these types of bio fuels to be restricted because of concerns it could lead to food shortages. joining us is kevin mckinney. thanks for joining us. big difference of opinion between the european council and the european commission. why? >> the three original objectives for bio fuels,
and former prime minister thaksin shinawatra. her party won on election two years ago and holds a majority in parliament. we have teems in bangkok travelling all sides of the story. let's go over to wayne hay at government house for an update on the situation there. wayne, what is the latest. >> yes, well we are outside government house, the officer of the prime minister yingluck shinawatra. let me run through what has happened here over the last few hours. this barricaded area or what is left of it is the scope of pretty severe fighting. in the early hours of this morning, of tuesday morning, the police backed away and the protesters were allowed to come through into the area. if we swing around here and show the area. this is outside government house. outside the office of the prime minister. you can still there are protesters hanging around. they were allowed in in their thousands and they moved down this road, the front entrance to government house. the gate, the main entrance, or the main gate to government house was cut and the protesters were allowed in there, complete with a mobile
sundays 7:30et / 4:30pt on al jazeera america >> thailand's prime minister said elections will be held following more street protests. >> hello. i'm in doha. other top stories: north korea confirms kim jong un's uncle has been removed from government. >> french troops disarm militias after hundreds of deaths in the central african republic. >> worth more than its weight in gold - an historical olympic medal shaters auction records. >> first, thailand's government announce the it will hold elections following weeks of protests. the announcement comes after the country's prime minister dissolved parliament to diffuse the political situation. tens of thousands of protesters marged on the offices of bangkok. they've been demonstrating for a month. earlier they made a televised address to the nation. >> translation: brothers and sisters of thailand, i'm yingluck shinawatra, the prime minister of thailand. i want to inform everyone i have decided to request a royal decree to dissolve government this year. >> scott heidler joins me from government house. this is an attempt to dif
and the election she has been given until tuesday to step down. >>> preserving powers for the military they talk about egypt, plus. >> i'm rob reynolds in bangladesh of the appalling conditions in this country's cannerys. >> i'm with sport including. >> they were some of the best young players they have ever seen and now they celebrate their success. ♪ the prime minister told the country she will do anything to stop the violence but cannot accept the demands of protesters and she was speaking after another day of violence in bangkok where people are trying to force her out of office and unhappy when she tried to introduce an amnesty law and brother and former brother return to the country. these are live pictures from bangkok where there has been violence between police and protesters already, people are on the streets but the rallies has not gained momentum in the past few days and there is an olive branch and she says she is open to talks. >> translator: i insist on opening every avenue to find the solution and i'm open for negotiations. police officers will not use violence but it's necess
will go on to the general election the election commission said that you think will be held the full fat free second announcement comes off to the thai prime minister it is sold the mill house of parliament. given that tend to calm the country's deepening political crisis this states when there are many people opposed to the government from many groups. the best way is to give back the power to the thai people and holiday he lacks in to the thai people with the side. but that government could pay for needed to behave with namaste and they can feed into the pool and on the net to hold his own country. more than a hundred thousand people continued to come the government has seen the distribution and the cooling of the connection with little to none. it is to be this that there could be encouraging he said no but the people's health and a two week it was because good people to face the tough and the eunuch has dismissed the idea is unconstitutional and undemocratic a higher than fifteen k but this post i will stick it on the hopefuls have thought that i'd seen in a two in two thousand and s
elections in the last 10 year, they proof this -- pro thaksin parties. from what we have heard from anti-government protesters, that is not likely. >> thank you for that: >> from thai protests to egypt, and a man who is a thorn in the side of egyptian president for decades died. his work is a symbol of resistance. he's known as the people's poet. he's died after a long battle with illness. he is known as a man with a sharp tongue and sarcasm. >> at 84 the passionate lover of egypt died in his humble house in a run-down neighbourhood. a mixed crowd of young and old walked him to his final resting place. >> this 24-year-old never met him. he said it's a personal loss. he taught me how to revolt and politics. for those here, there's no compensation for this lose. >> he was a rebel, and pop culture icon. freedom and justice for all and people's right to a good life, especially the poor. >> he targeted tyre ants and dictators, with sharp, noncompromising poems turned into popular songs by another musician. his blunt crittism of the president landed him in prison. 18 years spent in different g
parliament and calls for new elections. [chanting] a day of prayer in south africa for nelson mandela and leaders including president obama and three former u.s. presidents expected to attend tuesday's memorial service for the late south african president. >> and a crime was never committed and we stood by that. >> reporter: the san antonio four speaking out, released after 16 years behind bars for a crime they have always maintained they did not commit. ♪ the deep freeze is on, wintry weather and cold temperatures reach the east coast. the weather is disrupting travel nationwide and made some sunday nfl games almost impossible to see. good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy and the storm caused car pile ups in several states and accidents on the pennsylvania turnpike sunday involved almost 60 video as and this shows the long line of cars that came to a halt in morgan town, pennsylvania and we are tracking the storm. what is the latest? >> all of that snow and wind, it is still with us and we are going to continue to see it taking its toll and creating very
taxing and they won an election two years ago and still hold a majority in parliament. the police meanwhile say they are in control of the situation despite standing down early on tuesday. >> the demonstration of peace an order we will inform that in order to reduce the tension and protest and the police, the center for peace an order has opened barriers to let protesters come in the area of the government house. we are in the process of asian with police and police maintain peace an order and forces for military do safeguard the area and ready to enforce police operations. >> reporter: that is al jazeera and let's join scott at the main protest camp in bangkok and we saw extraordinary scenes earlier outside the prime minister's office and tell us about the situation on the streets and at the protest camp there where you are. >> on the streets we were right by the headquarters for the metropolitan police in bangkok and has seen some of the worst protests and law enforcement classes over the last couple of days and we were there when they pulled down the bash wire together and pro
in paris. the french president is calling for elections by 2015 to remove rebels who took control earlier this year. much of the u.s. is in the grip of a freezing. four homeless people froze to death. in california the ploughs can hardly keep up with the snow. the cold snap made driving dangerous, including the midwest. by inch. 4 numbers of in blooming tonne in indiana. snow and ice in the mid-atlantic. washington d.c. will be under a 24 hour storm watch. it is cold out there, and it looks like it will get colder. >> it's weather fit for polar bears and penn gins. the air is breaking out across the area. let's start where the storm begins, which is west coast. this storm is making its way over to the east coast, impacting the spire united states. we had wind gusts 36 miles per hour in san francisco. doesn't sound like much, but they have gotten a polar snap. it's 39 for vegas. it's not quite freezing, but we have the freezing temperatures to the north central area, and we'll be below freezing in california. i don't think there'll be much dreaming going on, there's be a lot of heaters cli
government protesters earlier today. thousands turned out despite a ban on protests to demand early election. they want president victory on congress to step down after he rejected a trade pact with the european union in favor of improving ties with russia. sunday saw the biggest demonstration in kyiv in almost a decade. more than a hundred thousand people gathered for a peaceful rally and independence plan. in front of the president's office the protests escalated in the often did. a group of young people in moscow and didn't it. instead they turn tried to break through police lines. riot police responded that it gets and the students to drop them back the opposition denounced the violence saying it was an attempt by the government to prevent distinctive an agency this made him wait independence square just like mary kate and a ban on protests name. mainly in the john scott the violent discursive practices on saturday morning the government to be fair we want the authorities to be for the people insist on eating them. we want to make sure what happened saturday night when the skin that does
parliament and call an election effort in future administrations. legitimacy and one month after a super typhoon good or parts of the country people the philippines or find its way to break up. japanese prime minister shinzo ave is a couple of weeks away from marking his first year in office. i knew in hk poll suggests its popularity is the lowest it's been since he returned to the top job. our interviewers spoke to more than one thousand people by phone fifty percent said they support of his cabinet a drop of ten percentage points from last month thirty five percent said they don't. our poll asked for feedback on the new secrecy law of his liberal democratic party and its coalition partner approved last friday. the law gives the government more power to decide what people can and can't know fifty percent of respondents said they disapprove of the local thirty two percent said they approve of that fifty nine percent said the discussion over the bill by diet members was insufficient eight percent said lawmakers had a full roll discussion seventy four percent of respondents said they're wo
vowed to continue their campaign. >> we do not want to dissolve parliament. we do not want new elections because we will lose anyway. we want their family to leave the country. >> it is unclear where things will go from here. the prime minister has said she's willing to do everything it takes to end the protests made it clear that she cannot hand over power to another elected council. unelected council. >> charges of public insults and are links to an interview bob dylan gave last year. in a deeper -- in it he compared croatians to not these and the ku klux klan. there has been no comment from the center. >> -- from the singer. thef you are in paris in coming months and you love sparkly things, you can get up close and personal with some of the world's greatest jewels. grace kelly's engagement ring, the halo tiara won by kate middleton at her wedding, or the necklace given to elizabeth taylor by richard burton on atentine's day show up now the cartier style and history. >> for fans of the french jeweler, there will be a trip out memory lane. along with trs, necklaces, and cigarette cases
vote as early as tomorrow. if the measure passes it would clear the way for new elections. the number left hand and i have on the line of cars find one i cut it close and independence crap like it's been in need of repairs as night is not one and at what is really the situation oh and i put one hundred people as well the government but that can occur when a kid like that he looks at them that they keep on coming out of whack actually it's two am what i particularly care for me to have faith. actually quite that you are cheerful we've got nowhere to be seen they would call it at my gun. for now at least look at it that i like to think it's a situation student wellness what do you see in london in the coming days. like the fact that other people at the end of the weekend the trip that i'm bigger than them. that could become more radical and actually it's because the political convention that he be spent the report that the private company to get. they kept driving. elliott get a copy i actually planned it that will happen in a ukrainian that the cake they want. they want change the whol
, and that is the removal of president yanukovych and new elections. they are not all united, they have different views, but they have consensus on that reaction to the possibility of talks. my colleague has been following ththe day's events. >> reporter: interior military troops reach kiev. protesters in public buildings they have taken over. these aren't snowballs. they're made of plaster. the protesters are concerned that the place may hav the polie early and they scramble to their barricades and ready for assault. demands that the president side witsigntrade agreements with eun union or step aside. the e.u.s policy chief is flying to kiev. as the cold closes in organizers need the crowd to stay on independent square. there may be safety in numbers. >> tim, we just saw the end of that report with the cold really setting in. it's snowing where you are right you. what is going to be the impact on those protesters who are still trying to blockade the government buildings. >> reporter: well, i think it's going to have a huge impact. some have been camping out for more than two weeks. in these conditions
is as calling for prime minister yang election a lot to step down in our streets and to the grounds of government house and other fortified compounds pace as he gets it and posted bond is bound to fight to the charity said and how small. protesters seeking hands including police hancock has changed. on tuesday after days of violent groups as policemen demonstrators bring down barricades the protected government offices. this new strategy tuesdays and the king's birthday celebrations. still opposition activists were to topple the cabinet. the state is controlled by former ousted prime minister. and since no one. i know it's not over. this is the start of the new politics. we need to refund all politics and other agencies such as the police it might be that we need to change all of them so the country will benefit from the revolution of the people while anti tax and protesters plan the next phase of the return to topple the elected government parents and sister the current prime minister called for dialogue. all i would like to avoid academics businessmen and groups from all walks of
-called red shirts, a political movement that helped bring the government to power in an election, and is vowing to keep it there. >> translator: the government that comes from the majority will survive. >> reporter: the prime minister's party easily won the last election on the back of support in areas like this. her brother, the former prime minister, built his power base here through populous policies that favored the poor. he lives in self imposed exile following the coup that forced him from office. this current political crisis was sparked by the government's push for an amnesty bill which could have paved the way for his return. this man leads one of the red shirt factions. he runs a community radio station which makes no claim to being politically independent. he says the people are still angry about what happened to the prime minister, and they will invade bangkok in big numbers if they do the same to his sister. >> translator: you will see a riot. >> reporter: even the stanchest supporters acknowledge he wasn't perfect, but they say he did things for him that no other pr
elections. with deep seated issues unresolved, the lull on the king's birthday is unlikely to last long. we'll be watching the situation in bangkok as it develops. >> tra, thanks. "the washington post" is reporting u.s. intelligence acts are reaching beyond their country borders to monitor cell phones. it says staff at the national security agency are not just intercepting calls but also tracking the movements of phones around the world. the paper cites documents leaked by former nsa contractor edward snowden. it says agents collect 5 billion records every day on cell phones across the planet. the report says agents use that information to track people of interest and identify their associates. u.s. government officials say nsa personnel are trying to prevent terrorism and only monitoring non-americans. >>> the pris tij ous hotel in prag has turned a secret cold war underground bunker into a tourist destination. the aim is to show visitors how it was once used as a center for spy operations. the alta hotel recently opened the bunker to mark its 55th anniversary. during the cold war the luxu
the concrete barriers elected by the police. it and it's occupants were forced into a quick retreat. it seems some people on the streets are willing to go to extremes to achieve their goal. they want the government and the prime minister gone. the prime minister spoke to the media the day after speaking with the protest leader. she said she's willing to do anything to end the crisis. but the idea of an unelected council running the country is unconstitutional. >> after we met him we found he isn't interested in the resignation of the prime minister, nor does he want to dissolve the parliament. he wants me to return the power of the prime minister to the people. i don't know how we can proceed with this offer because this provision discuss not exist under constitution allah. it doesn't mean that we say no, but this negotiation we don't know how to make it happen. >> in the meantime the immediate aims of those fighting here are far clearer and more specific. >> in areas like this it is not a crowd dispersal operation. it is a case of the protesters using whatever and doing whatever they can to
yanukovych who, of course, these protestors want out and new elections taking place, has offered the possibility of talks. the opposition initially have said, we're not prepared to talk. when we're hemmed in by your riot police. but i think with katherine ashton's arrival, there is a possibility, at least account, that the -- at least, that the warg factions in this dispute might move towards talking to each other. that will certainly be her aim. and it's also, i think, although one can never be sure about these things, that while she is here, perhaps the authorities will not move against the protestors who are still camped out here, as we were saying, and also occupying city hall. >> they are camped out in what are freezing conditions. it's been snowing there for most of the day, as far as we can see. how long can they keep this going bearing in mind they have the threat of people moving in and the freezing conditions to deal with? >> well, it's extraordinary. some of these people have been here for more than two weeks. they're living in tents. and they don't have the latest pol
to continue their campaign. we don't want to dissolve parliament until the new elections to lose any weight. we want to see what we can leave the country it's unclear where she is looking for here. the prime minister has said she's willing to do anything it takes to end the process. i use the term success. he opens the system was turned over power to late to cancel of course by this novel has more now from the protest site. sure it would take it out below foil so it should charlotte loved the color and i'll take that picture you will be in a row the show the cocky they go up to honor apostolic included. yet the will to live but the idea that the picture you can go the common law the police wanted to get clear about the lucky one. you had to travel. the treaty it to him that made it to cook a couch this lying around that movie can be. each option will be taken to the gal that picky eating. okok leather the potentially to shoot at the bottom of a leadership spill in the lineup to shoot a couple of open area outside the bank to make do. will they go about thinking that we reached right out the
the c.a.r. later in the program. the prime minister of thailand called for new elections today, in the face of protests against her rule. the opposition has accused her of corruption, insisting again she must go. john sparks of "independent television news" reports from bangkok. >> reporter: protest leaders called it the day of reckoning. a time to do-or-die. when their call was answered on the streets of bangkok by more than 150,000 people. and each one seemed determined to topple the thai government. >> we've got to get them out. we're playing our last card. >> reporter: they've been at it for weeks. a rolling protest against the government of prime minister yingluck shinawatra. with demonstrators converging on government headquarters this morning, the thai prime minister made a surprise announcement. she disolved the government. >> miss yingluck who sounded shaken said let the people decide who governs next. back on the streets, the prime minister's big declaration had little impact. many here don't want elections. they want something completely different. the leader of thes
elections. we are live in bangkok. wto delivers a global deal that at one chilean dollars to the global economy. a $1 trillion to the global economy. >> welcome to "countdown." i am mark barton. >> i am anna edwards. is a bloomberg news exclusive. shinzo abe says there are no and to abenomics. he talks about how japanese companies can stay competitive under his policies. regarding the corporate tax starting next fiscal year, we decided to reduce by 2.4% and we will be moving forward with reviews and studies on how corporate tax should be in order for japanese companies to stay competitive. thee will have a more from exclusive interview throughout the program. >> ukraine. protesters have flooded the streets of the capital among speculation that the president is going to sign up to a russian trade bloc. david tweed is there. angela merkel must be keeping a close eye on that. >> i want to give you an idea on how much of the german media and political establishment -- i want to show the right side the newspaper. this is the picture on the front and is also on the front of several other nati
for a presidential election to be held before parliamentary polls. they have called on egyptians to support the referendum. >> translator: we urge all grippians to take part on the referendum. we all should keep in mind it is [ inaudible ] to bring an end to this edition, and get egypt out of this dangerous situation. >>> a funeral has been held for the man known as egypt's best stat -- satirecall poet. he inspired generations of youth aspiring for change. >>> frighters from the islamist group [ inaudible ] say they are responsible for the attack on an air force base in nigeria. it is feared that dozens of people have been killed. >> reporter: this is the aftermath of the attack on an air base and international airport. witnesses say hundreds of heavily-armed fighters in trucks and an armored person carrier stormed tfacility. the fighting went on for several hours. the attacking screamed god is great during the assault. more than 20 fighters were killed and several helicopters and aircraft were incapacitated during the righting. and two air force personnel were injured. this attack is a se
starting a new chapter? >> well, you see in iran we have political elections. popular elections. they chose ahmadinejad eight years ago. they close a different path this election. this is an opportunity for us and for the west in order to dress this issue. we're not talking about sanctions. the affect of sanctions has been two-fold. when sanctions started you iran had less than 2,000 centerfuges. now iran has 18,000 centerfuges. the sanctions have utterly failed in that regard. now it seems to me that the west is trying to take advantage of this historic opportunity. we have a new government in iran with a different type of foreign policy, a different approach of foreign policy. our tenant versus nos have not . he will insist on our rights. we will not compromise on the basic rights of our people. but the window of opportunity is a limited window. >> that was with iran's foreign minister. >>> alan gross was in north korea working on an internet project fo--incuba working on a. government. he was detained. libby casey has his story. >> alan gross' wife judy describes him as a ma
the government had at its proposal. when his sister won the 2011 election, now it's the new opposition on the streets. >> the media from thai land is deeply divided by the confrontation within the faction that believes in him. they see him as an agent for broader reform there is a political conflict. the division in the media will play out very strongly. >> you've seen different factions, political factions representing the polarization of thai politics. they're trying to establish their power through the media. the blue sky channel has cleared connections. a number of others have cleared political factions. >> that doesn't just apply to the national media. it extends into the provinces and other towns and cities in;f thailand where you'll find t.v. stations and their only purpose is to broadcast messages about a political group they're aligned with and spend time criticizing the opposition. >> during the unrest in 2010, he was in compile, but visible in video messages, exhorting protestors to hit the streets. these days, he is out of sight, avoiding the perception that he is the power
and a red shirt, a movement that brought the government to power during the election, and is vowing to keep it there. >> a government that comes from the majority will survive. ther. >> the prime minister, yingluck shinawatra, easily won the last election in areas like this. her brother built his power policy by favoring the poor. he still lives in self-imposed exile. this current political christ wamovementwas sparked. >> he runs a community station which makes no claim to being politically independent. he said that people are still angry and they'll invade bangkok in big numbers if it happens again to his system. >> if the army sends the tanks onto the streets, you'll see the grassroots and red shirts come out to offer protection. you'll see it will be a riot. >> even texa his staunchest supporters, he still did things for him which others had not. >> he did everything for us. that's why we love him. >> reporter: the people of the north-northeast claim that their dismiss of the east is naive. but what they know now despite the party winning, they're now facing another fight. >> thousands
but perhaps not in identical circumstances. not when there was actually an elected government in place that he was asked to do something at the river a center in two thousand and six when the political upheavals here at the time he refused to do that saying that the king to protest at it in any way that he wished and that would be an overstepping of his charity said it does seem that for the time being at least the price will continue to distance itself from these current political upheavals nomar to lead a protest leader this is the pumps obama has vowed to continue the protests after the king's birthday celebration. are people reacting to this and what of aituation like they are now on the street. well today is a national holiday in thailand and it's a day reserved for revealing the moment and celebrating his but then it would be seen as highly disrespectful here for anyone to make any major political statements on eye popper my brief comment from c except that the bible were to resume tomorrow. nobody really is making any comment today will call for any announcements that the timing of the
where the city is once again reliving the aftermath of hurricane cat trka jury election has begun in the retrial of david warn, a police officer. he was convicted of shooting a man to death days after the storm, but a federal judge overturned his conviction saying he was unfairly tried. al jazeera, ben lemoiny joins us. ben, what can you tell us about this new trial a, and how will be different from the first? >> well, tony, the main reason it's going to be different, the main way it's going to be different is in the first trial, there were three defendants, three new orleans police officers. and an appellate court overruled that ruling last year saying essentially that officer, former new orleans police officer, david warren, should not have been tried with the other officers because the focus in that case was essentially on the alleged coverup of the killing rather than the killing, itself. this trial stands to be more based on the actual evidence, the actual things that went in to the circumstances surrounding this shooting. so, once again, we are going to have a family going t
to be different because we have the democratically elected president. auntie cnot say as mysterious twenty two systems to spark the european union. we don't accept such mundane. support all the mass protests has come from a surprise quartet the previous price said the president of ukraine been a coach not the case to incur and in a craft you have all expressed solidarity with peaceful rallies. it's been an expansion in yemen's ministry of defence in the capital sana. initial reports suggest several people have been killed and six. industry sources say a suicide bomber trip hop to experience it into a gate. many tenants and said the complex. witnesses describe the sound of shots coming from the compound where it got back to its report to be taking place these two stone and i reap up to the tent was stationed just outside makes the case the t stop the security of the tough it was revealed to contain radioactive hospital waste which could be used by terrorists. such was the lowest as mexico's new kids' safety commission warned that tampering with the content could be dangerous to form a united an
to resolve this crisis is through early presidential and parliamentary elections. we want a new confidence resolution in the government of ukraine. this government should resign. >> pictures have emerged from sunday night that show that police were at times brutal in their treatment of protestors and journalists. anton was among dozens who were beaten by police. this is all that's left of his camera. officials say 35 were hurt by police, some in hospital. grim routine of life and a cold winter, this is where we met tatiana, selling cabbage and very much in favor of political change. >> now it's time to wake up. i'm grateful to the protestors. i want my children and grandchildren to have better lives. >> back in independence square, people are prepared for another long night. in speech after speech, they say ukraine is part of europe. >> there is no sign that protestors are prepared to leave independence square. so the government has to make a decision. whether to stay away, in the hope that things just eventually fizzle out, or to send police into the square and remove these protestors by
is there for us. why can't n.a.t.o. wait for a signature until after the april elections as hamid karzai wants? >> basically because n.a.t.o. says it would be too late to do that. they need a degree of certainty. they are pressing on hamid karzai to sign the agreement because he has agreed to it in principal with talks with secretary of state john kerry. there are budgetary cycles, planning cycles. you can't switch on and off military trainers. they need a degree of certainty for this to happen. if we don't get the signature on that the zero option will have to be on the table and that is an option where the troops will have to be pulled out. it's an option at this point, nout one they are afraid of threatening, if hamid karzai does not sign the agreement. john kerry described it as needing the best transition possible. and in order to do that they need months of transitioning. it's not good enough to leave it until april. >> in ukraine, the government demonstrations in kiev have been addressed at the summit in brussels, how surprising was the level of condemnation by n.a.t.o., and the secreta
the clarity of message or the attraction with the president. in 2004 they were calling specifically for re-elections. this time they want him to go or the government to step down for a new government. they are talking about obstruction measures, they want a change in the political system. these are ideas that are difficult to force concessions on. these are sitting with vladimir putin on friday. people want to know what he was discussing. this has been an this is a choice between europe or a choice between some kind of soviet union 2.4, they russia has a corrupting influence on the country. we'll see how things progress throughout the day. >> thank you for joining us from kiev. a car bomb attack from a police station in columbia killed eight people. it happened in a town south-east of the booingo tea. fighters known as farc are suspected of being behind the attack. leaders and officials are engaged in talks, trying to end a 50 year war that is taking 200,000 lives. >> 72 years ago this weekend pearl harbour was attacked. it was known as the day of infamy. 400 japanese plants bombarded -- planes bom
election wasn't enough. >> translator: dissolving parliament doesn't matter. we have come here because we want to restore the monarchy and the nation. dissolving parliament won't solve the country's problems. >> the protestors are backed by the opposition democrat party which has failed to win the last five elections. a trend that's likely to continue in the next vote. now, the people here say they want to eradicate the so-called regime of thaksin shinawatra, the former prime minister accused of abusing his power. the prime minister at the time that they were trying to force out was watsuwat can brother-in-law of thaksin shinn watt. he delivered another fiery speech in front of tens of thousands of supporters. and repeated his call for a reform committee to rub the country. >> this means that from now on, the people will appoint a people's prime minister and a people's government. from now on we'll have the people's council having the legislating, no longer the government which is no longer the in power. >> the interim government is in power and the protestors seem like they're settling i
. in doing that since he was elected. and it's not as effective to use not the only issue because you have many other things to change but where were you are right beneath it that the issue and the christian is where is this money spending and being spend because today the government is speaking about the great sister revolution also because there you are so begins the right if it's a revolution but that's not to each and every issue is how we spent didn't have the money today and everybody agreed that we can guess who can cut costs and we can make economies on disparate spending the day that there had been plans announced a further cut defense spending quite sizeable debt. of course there are other on and there are doubts about it it's really not identical with the detentions friends is facing today. there was never without one the reaction to a wooden one of our viewers saying france to get out of this economic mess. in a hurry with sensible spending and tax cuts and this morning on breakfast radio. the finance minister announced fifteen billion in cuts to fifteen billion. drop in the po
to wait for the next election. i caught up with one of the >> ( translated ): normally, we give them power for four years, but they've used it in the wrong way. they're corrupt so the people want the power back. >> reporter: the decision by the police to dismantle the barricades has come as a surprise. they'd spent days defending key government ministries, so i asked them why? >> ( translated ): we did this so we could talk to each other and reduce tensions, but we are not going to let the protestors do whatever they like. this decision was made to avoid further confrontation. >> reporter: for the country's prime minister, yingluck shinawatra, a small measure of relief is expected. with the nation now preparing for the thai king's birthday on thursday, she's asked people to use the time to brainstorm. but the leaders of this protest, as well as their followers, are in no mood to negotiate. we watched at the ministry of finance, which they've occupied for several weeks, as volunteers were trained to resist and besiege. they are organized and committed to their cause, and they seem increasin
poet. in october, he published the second election of his works. this is one of his poems. >> an old dog faithfully ploding at his master's side. growing old together. >> reporter: this poem celebrates spending your life together with someone you care for deeply. in another haiku, he expresses his sorrow for the victims of the great east japan earthquake. >> the three disasters. storms turn into a soft wind. a new, humane wind. >> you can only read haikus when you have some serenity in yourself, and then you come to haikus. but at the same time, writing haikus makes you more serene. >> reporter: it was really him who translate d his haiku into japanese. these days hue caikus are writtn over 70 countries. the basic rules are fixed. the poems are written on three separate lines, and they should give a sense of the seasons. >> translator: haiku are short, but they're perfect for modern life. they feature literary elements. they leave a fresh impression. >> reporter: a growing number of people in belgium are writing haiku poetry. last april a special haiku mailbox was sent to belgium. it
of the election to be held before parliamentary polls. a potential change in the regional road map put forth by the army. that news comes as over two thousand students continued protests in tahrir square. the first time in over a year that islam is not held a mass protests there. you can spend some amusement into the streets of collie who was the school and all the stops to create and here's where the protests. it's the first time supporters of former piston hundred mostly gathered in large numbers into his clinic for over a year. the redacted protested to the students to continue to turn this will be cold here the tea room the conundrum. i'm demanding justice for the maths is attenuated twenty fifth goal of the maths is the foreman and domenici room. god willing we will not meet inherent to the manager who is torn down the army has held that means harrison's morrissey was constitutionally they have consolidated their strength so the new trump constitution. arts group c with the states the community courts can try civilians who have attacked soldiers aren't damaged on the property the army c
and parliamentary elections. this government should resign. >> pictures have emerged from sunday night that show the police were at times brutal in their treatment of protest ors and journalists. anton is a photographer, one of dozens who were beaten by riot police. he pleaded to them to stop. this is what is left of his camera. but the police were also on the receiving end. officials say 35 were hurt by protesters, some in hospital. away from city hall there are no protests, just the grim life of wirpt. tatiana is very much in favor of political change. >> we were on our knees for a long time. now it's time to wake up. i'm grateful for the protestors, i want my children and grandchildren to have better lives. >> they put guards on the barricades. they control the center of kiev. but they will have to convince the rest of the country to follow them. >> that's al jazeera's barnaby phillips. >>> just returned from protest in kiev last week, now with us in chicago. appreciate both of you being with us. again i'll talk with you for a moment, ask you, you were at the protest, what did you see? pavlo?
continued to enjoy a landslide victory in elections. he has inherited his policies and tea coffee and fruit supported by ebay middle of it is acute in the full backing of seven so watching to see how that but they asking me when the new gate on the state of facts tendered on the streets thinking enjoying the room i mean respect all the pub date time and is already in a festive mood ahead of the fa official events is right that date will be keen on wednesday. high. i think the situation should calm down first before king's birthday gift a very important day. everyone should unite as one of our beloved king. abbas attacks as his resolve to continue with the protest is unchanged well my daughter at a prime minister you. as you know resigned yet. our work is well finished. the government is apparently a means of telling them what's ahead of the kids and they bought the political divisions and fixed line and into one d not least because everett in gaps within the social and economic structure. that's all from bangkok. i do. top trade officials from one hundred and fifty nine nations and territor
be a broadcaster to see the full once again the best ones to sit out the minds of the opposition are snap elections it doesn't seem as if he wants to go back and also people see it here. that said indiana call that says absence the police might crack down the protest once too often enough to attend private school. no was his hands full responsibility say that i wasn't and said sorry and all slack seek the offences as they act didn't understand what's happening at the end of the human should be fun as the comedy because he went on to say that to get their act and where it's legal. and that's great that we wouldn't have any meat on the tee that they would in fact the minority my mind. they must adapt to it. move over to the protest movement thailand's now with the government has ordered police to stand down raising hopes that the days of political violence may be coming to an end but this is close to st anthony and retrieve them and the squabbling is expected to come back in the coming days with that of the king's birthday on test day. judges insist that they will not give up till prime minister he w
that the elections has alanna and has cerebral. code taxing government. either the stakes seem to believe that it seemed as prime minister. all with the proxy prize in the prime ministers and sil and actions to blog again. and indeed the same results. i think it's a mite secretary told a consultant for unesco. the ukrainian president viktor yanukovich is in china today that planned three day visit comes as protests aimed at bringing him down continue home and he adds. the opposition is standing firm despite the fact that the presence of government survived a no confidence vote in parliament jay barker has the details it's been in control. korean president lee to get a curve that sets off his training in china. as he embarks on a three day state visit of the good thing he can turn these welcoming her insights into summit agreements on line and investments spilling some of the economic elites. from his decision to spare and a treat to the eu. in his home country the decision to take to deal with you. chiseled to picking bits and on the streets and the refusal to give it again the government
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